A Quick Chat With Nova Rockafeller

Interview

 

Let’s talk Nova Rockafeller. I’m embarrassed to say that I have only found out about this amazing woman a week ago. She rhymes, she directs, she photographs, there’s nothing she can’t do. An artist she is indeed. I wanted to reach out to Ms. Rockafeller and ask her about the recent breakup with Island records and see if there is anything else in the works.  

Congrats on the new vid it’s killer. This new track is obviously about the tough break up with you and your label. Would you feel comfortable commenting that?

I think I said everything in the track. I don’t want to get into specifics or name names, but the people who should be hurt by it definitely are.

 There is a part where you rhyme about falling on your back because you flipped off the system. From my interpretation and I can be wrong, is it that the label wanted you to conform to a style that you didn’t want to adhere to?

Basically, I didn’t have hands to catch my fall, they were busy flipping off everyone trying to change me. We actually had a lot of fun together and a lot of success, but at the end of the day there were a lot of broken promises and after the amount of work and effort I put in on my end I left the situation feeling a little robbed.

During the 2nd verse you speak individuals that you feel had back stabbed you. Would care to elaborate on that?

The music industry is a lot of snakes under the guise of family, I’ll stop there.

“Wishing Well” Video (Nova Rockafeller)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDg36Dga1F8

After starting the GFBF  project, which by the way I’m really diggin, the collaboration with you and Tom Mcdonald. Did you catch any slack from the project?

Rejects is more about us not being able to find our place in society, not about slack we’re getting for GFBF (Girl Friend Boy Friend) 

Did it have a negative effect on the project?

Nope! GFBF is doing amazing. We got on a ton of spotify playlists and our fans are growing by the day. It’s amazing. Couldn’t have asked for more when it comes to that project.

Does GFBF plan to release an EP or an LP?

“Rejects” Video (GFBF)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYRW2JrTPCk

We’re not announcing anything yet but we have 20 songs

GFBF Tour?

We’ve been talking about a spring tour.

You seem to be extremely headstrong and confident which I find to be really inspiring and I thank you for that. What gives you that motivation to push through all the negativity and keep creating?

A lot of my negativity comes from within. I combat that by sticking to a routine and trying to talk myself out of bad headspaces. I am the furthest thing from headstrong and confident, I am TERRIFIED and I do it all regardless because what would my life be like without it?

What’s in the future for Nova Rockafeller?

Not sure. Right now I just have some things to say and and I’ll be doing that for a bit.  

 How about a new solo album?

I’m pretty deep into an alt-rock project that I’m very excited about. I’m not sure if my fans are ready for it yet, so I’m just going to take my time on it and keep playing guitar in my bedroom.

Maybe coffee table photography book?

Good idea

Are there any producers are artists that you would like to work with in the future?

Just Tom.

One last question (kinda silly) What is your choice of food when you have the munchies?

Nova – I actually bake a LOT. I’m very far from my family so I like to take care of myself like my grandmother would.

To check out more of Nova Rockafeller’s awesome tracks, clothing and photography follow the link below:

http://novarockafeller.com